Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Winter 2018 Participants Speak

"I would recommend this program 1000%.  I have gained so much knowledge and experience through this preceptorship, and feel that it has made me much more confident in my abilities."

Melissa O., Butte College senior
Preceptorship in NICU, Mercy Medical Center, Redding

 "The site was amazing.  I was able to see a bit of everything and all staff were welcoming.  Both preceptors were great and patient.  I finally am starting to feel more confident in myself as a future nurse."

Lizbet S., Sonoma State University senior
Preceptorship in ED, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding

"The program has changed my life and has changed my confidence level in so many areas.  I am a huge believer in learning beyond classroom doors."

Katelyn A., CSU, Chico senior
Preceptorship in ED, Barton Memorial Hospital, South Lake Tahoe

"Joining RCNP has been one of the best decisions of my life.  It not only helped me develop nursing skills and improve in areas of weakness, but it also taught me a lot about myself.  I definitely have grown so much after this preceptorship.  I would totally recommend others to participate."

Phuong L., San Jose State University senior
Preceptorship in ED, Adventist Health, Clearlake

"I feel extremely blessed that I was able to participate in such a reputable program with a wonderful preceptor.  I feel as though my confidence has greatly increased as well as my vision of seeing myself as a real nurse in the coming future.  I owe so much to this amazing program!"

June Z., Butte College senior
Preceptorship in Maternity, Feather River Hospital, Paradise

"I'm extremely thankful for this opportunity.  I am more comfortable in my skills and in the hospital setting.  All the traumas I was involved in helped me grow as a student.  I know that this preceptorship was well worth it and I highly recommend it."

Daisey V., CSU, Chico senior
Preceptorship in ED, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff



Friday, November 3, 2017

RCNP Graduate Uses RCNP Experience to Land Job

I just want to let you know that I have recently accepted an offer from a local hospital in their New Grad Emergency Department! I start next week :0!  

During the interview, I was able to use so many different behavioral and clinical experiences I had through RCNP. The manager was very impressed that I went out my own way to seek more experiences. I just want to take this moment to thank you again. 
                                                                           Peter, Sonoma State Graduate

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Recent Participants Reflect

"The program was one of the best decisions I have made in regards to my education."
                                                                 Sean S., CSU, Chico senior

"This program is so valuable to us nursing students. I feel so much more confident in my skills and I have had a better understanding of my role as a nurse."
                                                                Quyen L., San Jose State University senior

"I am so glad I did this program. I feel so much more prepared for my last semester of nursing school.  My preceptor helped me build my clinical skills and my self confidence as a nurse."
                                                               Alisa E, Santa Rosa Junior College senior

"The RCNP program allowed my confidence to bloom so much! This experience has taught me so much-- I am walking away with a wealth of knowledge and it's all thanks to my amazing preceptor who entrusted and encouraged me to do my best!"
                                                               Amanpreet G., San Jose State University senior

"I found out a few minutes ago that I passed my NCLEX, and earlier today I received a job offer for an ICU position up in Santa Rosa!! During the interview I spoke almost entirely about my experience in the ED..., the were very impressed by what I had done was absolutely integral in building my confidence as both a student, and now, a nurse."
                                                               Alex T., San Jose State University graduate

"Overall, my time was absolutely amazing and I've been raving to anyone and everyone in the nursing realm about my experience."
                                                               Meghan W., Sonoma State University senior


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Winter 2017 Participants Reflect on their Preceptorships

"The program is amazing and was a relatively easy process.  I feel like I've grown so much... By doing the preceptorship program I now know I am on the right track and that someday I will make a great OB nurse."
     Stacey S., Butte College Nursing Student
     Maternity Preceptorship, Oroville Hospital, Oroville, CA

"The experience I gained with RCNP was invaluable, and it gave me a degree of confidence I didn't know I had."
      Alex T., San Jose State University Nursing Student
      Emergency Department Preceptorship, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA

"As I reflect, it was really one of the toughest things I went through, but has allowed me to learn so much about myself and become a better nurse.  And as tough as it was, the more I reflect on my experience, the more I am thinking about pursuing a career in ED nursing!"
       X.Y, Sacramento City College Nursing Student
       Emergency Department Preceptorship, Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka, CA

" days went by, I slowly but surely noticed that I was more autonomous and confident in giving care, giving reports, programming Alaris pumps, and most importantly I was able to develop a stronger sense of empathy during my bedside nursing care."
        Gyuhwa L., Sonoma State University Nursing Student
        Medical/Surgical Preceptorship, Healdsburg District Hospital, Healdsburg, CA

"The RCNP program has made me feel significantly more confident in my nursing skills and preparedness as I move from student to RN.  It provided me with the opportunity to practice my many different skills and gain experience.  I am able to provide a much higher level of patient/family care now."
        Paul H., CSU, Chico Nursing Student
        Intensive Care Preceptorship, Feather River Hospital, Paradise, CA

"To the RCNP program-- keep it up.  May you help more RNs and aspiring RNs in the future.  I already recommended the program to my RN friends."
        Ana C., RN Refresher Student
        Medical/Surgical Preceptorship, Rideout Regional Medical Center, Marysville, CA

"My preceptors were the most knowledgeable, kind, and experienced nurses I have ever worked with! I learned immensely and I am extremely grateful to have had these two preceptors and to have worked in Hollister!"
        Dulce S., San Jose State University Student
        Intensive Care Preceptorship, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, Hollister, CA


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Summer 2016 Participants Speak About Their Preceptorships

"I would definitely recommend this program to future students.  It helped me take a big step towards becoming 'the nurse.'"
Alica K., San Jose State University Nursing Student
Preceptorship in ICU at Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, CA

"I had such an amazing experience at UVMC. Mary and everyone in OB were kind and always encouraging me."
Jacqueline V., Sonoma State University Nursing Student
Preceptorship in Maternity at Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Ukiah, CA

"I got the warmest welcome at St. Elizabeth and truly felt like a part of the team!  Roxann was an excellent preceptor.  I feel more prepared for the future than ever before.
Jordan J., CSU, Chico Nursing Student
Preceptorship in ED at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, CA

"Overall, I loved this program.  I started as a student and felt I ended ready to be a nurse.  I'm so encouraged to not only keep going, but finish this last year of school with confidence that I've made the right career choice."
Natalie W.,  CSU, Chico Nursing Student
Preceptorship in ED at Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, CA

"Now that I'm back home in Northern California and I'm reflecting back on my internship I can say that this experience has helped me become more confident in a hospital setting.  I am also braver than I thought."
Anastasia K., Butte College Nursing Student
Preceptorship in Med/Surg at Northern Inyo Hospital, Bishop, CA

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Winter 2016 Participants Speak About Their Preceptorships

"The program was well organized and I was placed in the optimal location for my educational needs.  My preceptor was extremely busy but still made time to teach."
- Maria F. , RN; (Fremont Medical Center,Yuba City, CA; Labor & Delivery, )

"Marshall was very welcoming and the staff on the Telemetry Unit helped me grow and learn a lot.  It was an amazing experience, and I now know I want to work there one day."
- Natalie K. , CSU, Chico senior (Marshall Medical Center, Placerville, CA; Telemetry Unit, )

"This program is a great opportunity for nurses to get experience working as a real nurse. The medical-surgical unit was a great place to see a wide variety of patients. "
-Christopher S., RN, New graduate (Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, Hollister, CA Med/Surg Unit)

"I had a wonderful experience with the RCNP and I feel much more competent and confident going into my last semester at Chico State."
- Katie C., CSU, Chico senior (Oroville Hospital, Oroville, CA; ICU)

"I have encouraged many of my classmates and fellow students from other semesters to participate in this wonderful program.  I feel a lot better having this extra knowledge under my belt."
- Laura Z., Butte College senior (Enloe Medical Center, Chico, CA; Neuro-Trauma, Surgical ICU)

"The coordinator is exceptional at prompt and helpful communication.  I felt supported and encouraged by the program, even with minimal face-to-face contact."
- Jason T., Sonoma State University, senior (Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lakeport, CA; ED)

"This program  greatly boosted my confidence...I felt like I could actually handle being a nurse!"
- Jacklyn C., CSU, Chico senior (Feather River Hospital, Paradise, CA; Maternity)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Forty-four Strong for Winter 2016

We have a great group of students ready to begin RCNP preceptorships this winter.  Students from San Jose State, Sonoma State, Chico State, and Butte Community College are counted among the participants.  In addition we have 12 registered nurses, some new graduates, who will be joining us as well.  We look forward to getting better acquainted with each of these brave souls.